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Lisa Wheatley


Research Associate

E-mail Address


+ 44 (0)1223 767603


  • BSc Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)s

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • British Psychological Society Developmental Section (BPS)

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Lisa is part of the Classroom Dialogue project (funded by the ESRC) which is currently exploring the impact of dialogic practices in the classroom on students learning outcomes and attitudes towards learning.

Academic Area/Links

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Research Topics

  • Dialogic teaching and the impact on student learning
  • Early language learning
  • Early cognitive development
  • Early mother-child interaction

Current Research Project(s)

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Principal and Recent Publications

Kirk, E., Pine, K.J., Wheatley, L., Howlett, N., Schulz, J., and Fletcher, B. (2015). A longitudinal investigation of the relationship between maternal mind-mindedness and theory of mind. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33(4), 434-445.